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Professor Fabian Freyenhagen

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School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Fabian Freyenhagen
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    +44 (0) 1206 872713

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    5B.113, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Fabian Freyenhagen read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford, and then completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Before joining the Department, he taught at Sheffield and Cambridge. He was Co-Investigator of two AHRC funded projects under the umbrella of the Essex Autonomy Project (https://autonomy.essex.ac.uk/), which he continues to co-direct.

Qualifications

  • BA Oxford

  • PhD Sheffield

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Head of School, SPAH University of Essex ( 1/8/2014 - 31/7/2017 )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Theory, history and practice of autonomy

Frankfurt School (especially Adorno)

Ethics (particularly Kants and Kantian ethics)

Political Philosophy

Current research

Critical Theory and the notion of social pathology;

Autonomy and its (social) conditions;

Ethics after Auschwitz

Teaching and supervision

  • Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture (CS101)

  • The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

  • Selected Issues in Human Rights (HU300)

  • Capitalism and its Critics (PY429)

  • MA Writing Workshop (PY951)

Publications

Journal articles (27)

Freyenhagen, F., Reply to Pickford. Critique

Owen, G., Freyenhagen, F. and Martin, WM., (2018). Assessing Decision-Making Capacity after Brain Injury: A Phenomenological Approach. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 25 (1), 1-19

Owen, G., Freyenhagen, F. and Martin, WM., (2018). Authenticity, Insight and Impaired Decision-Making Capacity in Acquired Brain Injury. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 25 (1), 29-32

Freyenhagen, F., (2017). Autonomy's Substance. Journal of Applied Philosophy. 34 (1), 114-129

Freyenhagen, F., (2017). What is Orthodox Critical Theory?. World Picture. 12 (3), 456-469

Owen, GS., Freyenhagen, F., Martin, W. and David, AS., (2017). Clinical assessment of decision-making capacity in acquired brain injury with personality change. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION. 27 (1), 133-148

Freyenhagen, F., (2017). A whole lot of misery: Adorno's negative Aristotelianism—Replies to Allen, Celikates, and O'Connor. European Journal of Philosophy. 25 (3), 861-874

Freyenhagen, F., (2016). Was ist orthodoxe Kritische Theorie?. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. 65 (3), 456-469

Freyenhagen, F., (2016). Reply to Skirke

Owen, GS., Freyenhagen, F., Hotopf, M. and Martin, W., (2015). Temporal inabilities and decision-making capacity in depression. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 14 (1), 163-182

Freyenhagen, F., (2015). Honneth on Social Pathologies: A Critique. Critical Horizons. 16 (2), 131-152

Freyenhagen, F., (2014). Adorno’s politics. Philosophy & Social Criticism. 40 (9), 867-893

Freyenhagen, F., (2013). XIII-Ethical (Self-)Critique. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 113 (3pt3), 253-268

Freyenhagen, F. and O'Shea, T., (2013). Hidden substance: mental disorder as a challenge to normatively neutral accounts of autonomy. International Journal of Law in Context. 9 (01), 53-70

Freyenhagen, F., (2013). Is Making Movies after Auschwitz 'Barbaric'? Lanzmann's Shoah as an Adornian Film. The Holocaust in History and Memory. 6

Martin, W., Freyenhagen, F., Hall, E., O'Shea, T., Szerletics, A. and Ashley, VL., (2012). An unblinkered view of best interests. BMJ. 345 (dec05), creators-Freyenhagen=3AFabian=3A=3A

Freyenhagen, F., (2011). Taking reasonable pluralism seriously: an internal critique of political liberalism. Politics, Philosophy & Economics. 10 (3), 323-342

Freyenhagen, F., (2011). Adorno's Ethics Without the Ineffable. Telos. 2011 (155), 127-149

Freyenhagen, F., (2011). Empty, Useless, and Dangerous? Recent Kantian Replies to the Empty Formalism Objection. Hegel Bulletin. 63/64, 163-186

Freyenhagen, F. and Schaub, J., (2010). Hat hier jemand gesagt, der Kaiser sei nackt? Eine Verteidigung der Geussschen Kritik an Rawls? idealtheoretischem Ansatz [?Did Somebody Just Say the Emperor is Naked? In Defence of Geuss's Objections to Rawls's Ideal-Theoretical Approach?]. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. 58 (3), 457-477

Freyenhagen, F., (2009). Personal autonomy and mental capacity. Psychiatry. 8 (12), 465-467

Owen, GS., Freyenhagen, F., Richardson, G. and Hotopf, M., (2009). Mental Capacity and Decisional Autonomy: An Interdisciplinary Challenge. Inquiry. 52 (1), 79-107

Freyenhagen, F., (2008). Reasoning Takes Time: On Allison and the Timelessness of the Intelligible Self. Kantian Review. 13 (02), 67-84

Freyenhagen, F., (2008). Book Review: History and Freedom: Lectures 1964—1965. By Theodor W. Adorno. Edited by R. Tiedemann. Translated by R. Livingstone. Cambridge: Polity. Pp. 272. £18.99. Journal of European Studies. 38 (1), 93-94

Freyenhagen, F., (2006). Adorno’s negative dialectics of freedom. Philosophy and Social Criticism. 32 (2), 429-440

Freyenhagen, F., (2004). Kant and modern political philosophy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES. 12 (1), 100-103

Freyenhagen, F., (2004). Kant and liberal internationalism: Sovereignty, justice, and global reform. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES. 12 (1), 100-103

Books (3)

Freyenhagen, F., (2013). Adorno's Practical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 9781139567763

Finlayson, JG. and Freyenhagen, F., (2010). Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political. Routledge. 978-0-415-87686-5

(2007). The Legacy of John Rawls. Continuum. 0826478433. 9780826499875

Book chapters (10)

Freyenhagen, F., (2019). Critical Theory and Social Pathology. Editors: Hammer, E., Gordon, P. and Honneth, A., . Routledge

Freyenhagen, F., (2019). Adorno (and Horkheimer) on Anti-Semitism. In: Blackwell Companion to Adorno. Editors: Hammer, E., Gordon, P. and Pensky, M.,

Freyenhagen, F., (2018). Critical Theory: Self-Reflexive Theorizing and Struggles for Emancipation. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press

Freyenhagen, F., (2017). >>Aber was das Unmenschliche ist, das wissen wir sehr genau<< Zur Normativitätsproblematik bei Adorno. In: Warum Kritik? Begründungsformen kritischer Theorien. Editors: Ellmers, S. and Hogh, P., . Velbrück Wissenschaft. 229- 257. 3958320635

Freyenhagen, F., (2017). Critical Theory's Philosophy. In: The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. Editors: D'Oro, G. and Overgaard, S., . Cambridge University Press. 356- 378. 9781107121522

Finlayson, JG. and Freyenhagen, F., (2012). Introduction: The Habermas–Rawls dispute: Analysis and reevaluation. Routledge. 1- 21. 9780415876865

(2012). Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy. In: Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 175- 192. 9781349318971

Freyenhagen, F., (2011). The Empty Formalism Objection Revisited. In: Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Wiley-Blackwell. 43- 72. 9781405188135

Freyenhagen, F., (2010). Moral philosophy. In: Theodor Adorno. Acumen Publishing Limited. 99- 114. 9781844654048

Freyenhagen, F., (2009). No Easy Way Out: Adorno's Negativism and the Problem of Normativity. In: Nostalgia for a Redeemed Future: Critical Theory. Editors: Ludovisi, SG. and Saavedra, GA., . University of Delaware Press. 39- 50. 9780874130720

Reports and Papers (1)

Martin, W. and Freyenhagen, F., (2014). Use or Weigh? or Use and Weigh? A Note on the Logic of MCA sec. 3(1)

Grants and funding

2011

Contested Autonomy

Arts And Humanities Research Council

2010

Visiting Fellowship - Frankfurt : Rethinking Justice

Goethe Universitat - Frankfurt

2009

Deciding for Oneself: Autonomous Judgement

Arts And Humanities Research Council

Contact

ffrey@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872713

Location:

5B.113, Colchester Campus

More about me
Essex Autonomy Project: https://autonomy.essex.ac.uk/